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Plēïas and Plējas (dissyl.), (Plī̆as), ădis, f., = Πληϊάς and Πλειάς.

  1. I. One of the Seven Stars, a Pleiad; usually in plur.: Pleiades (Pliades) = Πλειάδες, the constellation of the Seven Stars, the Pleiades or Pleiads (pure Lat. Vergiliae), acc. to the myth, the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione (Electra, Halcyone, Celaeno, Maia, Sterope, Taygete, and Merope): Pleïas enixa est, Ov. M. 1, 670: Plias, Stat. S. 1, 6, 22; Ov. F. 3, 105: Plĭadum nivosum Sidus, Stat. S. 1, 3, 95.
  2. II. Poet., transf., a storm or rain, Val. Fl. 4, 268; 2, 405: Pliada movere, to cause the Pleiads to rise, id. 2, 357.